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1963 Hillman Imp Specs

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 584

Production Total: 440032

Build Start: 1963

Last on sale: 1976

Drive System:

A heroic failure for Rootes, the 1963 Imp was the company’s attempt to tackle the Mini. And it was a great little machine, with a 37bhp alloy 875cc Coventry Climax engine mounted in the back. The all-independent suspension made it nimble on bends and the opening rear screen added practicality. Had it come along before the Mini, it might have been the big little star rather than BMC’s baby. However, reliability issues and suspicion about its unusual nature robbed it of sales and it never recovered, despite remaining on sale until 1976.

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Specifications

General
1963
1976
Imp
Dimensions
694kg
2082mm
1530mm
1384mm
3580mm
Performance
18.5s
39bhp
3
81mph
52lb/ft
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Fuel Consump.
40mpg
Prices
€584
€316
€977
€1725
€2300
Other
440032

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